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mongoose

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If it's unpopular to allocate money from the foreign aid budget to an NRL club, how will Western Australians react to the WA Gov putting money towards a potential NRL team?

The WA Gov has to take that money from some where else (IE. roads, healthcare, sports grants).

The small rugby league community in Perth will love it. Parochial fumbleball fans who couldn't give a f**k about rugby league will be against it.

Fumbleball fans in WA outnumber the state's small rugby league community. Losing votes from fumbleball fans is not a wise option.
not even remotely comparable
 

Perth Red

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If it's unpopular to allocate money from the foreign aid budget to an NRL club, how will Western Australians react to the WA Gov putting money towards a potential NRL team?

The WA Gov has to take that money from some where else (IE. roads, healthcare, sports grants).

The small rugby league community in Perth will love it. Parochial fumbleball fans who couldn't give a f**k about rugby league will be against it.

Fumbleball fans in WA outnumber the state's small rugby league community. Losing votes from fumbleball fans is not a wise option.
Spending money locally on Selling sports tourism and attraction for east coast migrants under the guise of improving local sporting infrastructure and jnr sports participation Id suggest is an easier voter sell than Australian taxes going to PNG for a club with no long term viability all in the name of chinese threat at the same time we are happy selling large chunks of our country to the chinese lol

For most a couple of hundred mill here wont register on the radar given the billions of surplus we have had. No ones blinked an eye at the hundred mill or so spent on NRL events in the last decade.

Afl fans here wont care a jot Id suggest, theyre not as rabid or insecure here as some RL fans on east coast seem to be about competing sports lol

2 WA premiers have now backed it in so they clearly arent concerned about voter fall out.
 

Canard

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If it's unpopular to allocate money from the foreign aid budget to an NRL club, how will Western Australians react to the WA Gov putting money towards a potential NRL team?

The WA Gov has to take that money from some where else (IE. roads, healthcare, sports grants).

The small rugby league community in Perth will love it. Parochial fumbleball fans who couldn't give a f**k about rugby league will be against it.

Fumbleball fans in WA outnumber the state's small rugby league community. Losing votes from fumbleball fans is not a wise option.
Are you f**ked in the head?

Do you think spending Taxpayer dollars for Australians for something based in Australia is the same as giving money to a impoverished nations government in another country to run an NRL team?
 

Maximus

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Look at all the rugby league expansionists deathriding 600 million of funds into rugby league

what a sad bunch of jaded posters

Most people don't support funds being taken off people living in poverty and with no safe drinking water, just so it can go to elite sportspeople. It says more about your character that you actually want that to happen.
 
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Spending money locally on Selling sports tourism and attraction for east coast migrants under the guise of improving local sporting infrastructure and jnr sports participation Id suggest is an easier voter sell than Australian taxes going to PNG for a club with no long term viability all in the name of chinese threat at the same time we are happy selling large chunks of our country to the chinese lol

For most a couple of hundred mill here wont register on the radar given the billions of surplus we have had. No ones blinked an eye at the hundred mill or so spent on NRL events in the last decade.

Afl fans here wont care a jot Id suggest, theyre not as rabid or insecure here as some RL fans on east coast seem to be about competing sports lol

2 WA premiers have now backed it in so they clearly arent concerned about voter fall out.
The previous WA Premier was from NSW and studied in Queensland. He wasn't your average Western Australian.

Our country is run by dickheads who don't care about Australians. The sky is blue. Storm are grubs.

I wouldn't do what Albo is suggesting, FWIW. I've given up worrying about things I cannot change.
 

The Great Dane

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Spending money locally on Selling sports tourism and attraction for east coast migrants under the guise of improving local sporting infrastructure and jnr sports participation Id suggest is an easier voter sell than Australian taxes going to PNG for a club with no long term viability all in the name of chinese threat at the same time we are happy selling large chunks of our country to the chinese lol

For most a couple of hundred mill here wont register on the radar given the billions of surplus we have had. No ones blinked an eye at the hundred mill or so spent on NRL events in the last decade.

Afl fans here wont care a jot Id suggest, theyre not as rabid or insecure here as some RL fans on east coast seem to be about competing sports lol

2 WA premiers have now backed it in so they clearly arent concerned about voter fall out.
Neither are likely to buy many votes in the current climate to be fair.

Local investment would be a much easier sell than investing hundreds of millions into PNG for what amounts to little more than a glorified virtue signal, especially when that investment will be significantly smaller and coming out of the WA budget instead of the federal budget, but it'd almost certainly still become a political football at least locally if that investment is at all significant.

BTW, don't let the noisy minority of dumb merkins on here trick you into thinking that there aren't AFL fans just as stupid about the code wars stuff as any other sport's fans.
 
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Dragonwest

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The previous WA Premier was from NSW and studied in Queensland. He wasn't your average Western Australian.

Our country is run by dickheads who don't care about Australians. The sky is blue. Storm are grubs.

I wouldn't do what Albo is suggesting, FWIW. I've given up worrying about things I cannot change.
And the current WA Premier was born in Cottesloe and grew up playing Rugby League and Union.
 
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Neither are likely to buy many votes in the current climate to be fair.

Local investment would be a much easier sell than investing hundreds of millions into PNG for what amounts to little more than a glorified virtue signal, especially when that investment will be significantly smaller and coming out of the WA budget instead of the federal budget, but it'd almost certainly still become a political football at least locally if that investment is at all significant.

BTW, don't let the noisy minority of dumb merkins on here trick you into thinking that there aren't AFL fans just as stupid about the code wars stuff as any other sport's fans.
There's plenty of fumbleball fans on The Roar and Big Footy who are as obsessed about belittling our game as we are of theirs.
 

Canard

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Hahaha, opposite.....that just means the team has green greenlit, no way marape signs without that sweetener

Vince Carter Basketball GIF by NBA
 

Vee

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Cairns a strong contender to host PNG team home games by 2027 if NRL bid succeeds, bid boss says​


Cairns is a top contender to be a home base for an NRL team as early as 2027, a leading figure in the expansion of the competition has said.

Andrew Hill – the former boss of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and 2017 Rugby League World Cup, and now the leader of the PNG NRL bid – last week reviewed Cairns’ sporting infrastructure, engaged with local businesses and updated Cairns Regional Council.

Mr Hill exclusively told the Cairns Post the announcement of which team would be the next to enter the NRL would likely come in 2025 — and Cairns was a city of interest should that team be from PNG.

“It’s an obvious choice for us (to base our team in Cairns), given PNG’s connection to Cairns,” he said.

“It’s too early to determine when the NRL will expand, but so far they’ve said the most likely year will be the 2027 or 2028 season.”

A review of Cairns’ sporting facilities was a key part of Mr Hill’s recent trip.

He said investment into local sporting infrastructure was essential if a PNG team was to be established in Cairns for training purposes, in accordance with current preferences.

“A priority would be a high performance and administration centre. That’s a key element in our decision making should we bring an NRL team to Cairns,” he said.


“We are a PNG team that has it’s own stadium in Port Moresby. We’re not here to compete for territory with an Australian based NRL team. But wherever we’re based, it will be important to be embedded in the community. We’ll be looking to play some home games outside PNG. One or two each year could be in Cairns.”

Mr Hill said he had engaged with officials managing sporting infrastructure investment ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.

He said he illuminated the opportunities for sufficient investment into Barlow Park upgrades that would make the ground a viable long-term option for regular, top-flight sporting content.

“Barlow Park has hosted a number of high profile matches, but for regular content it would be pretty obvious to say it needed improvement if it is to attract a more permanent NRL tenant,” he said.

“Cairns is going to get a good chunk of money invested into Barlow. If invested right, it could put pressure on us to play more than one or two games.


“Bringing an NRL and NRLW team would inject huge economic benefit into the region. It’s a win-win.

“We’ll now await a response from the Cairns Regional Council.”

Mr Hill’s visit comes after reports the Australian Government would provide $600m over the next ten years to incentivise an NRL expansion into PNG and other Pacific Nations.

On Thursday PNG Prime Minister James Marape also signed a $200m security pact with the Australian Government.

Chey Bird, chairman of FNQRL, said the news of Mr Hill’s visit to Cairns demonstrated serious interest in the region as a future NRL team base.

“It shows it’s more than a passing idea and that it’s a legitimate concept,” Mr Bird said.

“There’s a massive amount of upside should all this eventuate.

“The reality is for players to pursue NRL opportunities, they are moving away during their teenage years because we’re not there with player development. If we were to have that on our doorstep … it would go a long way to retaining our best players and coaches.”
 
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MugaB

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Cairns a strong contender to host PNG team home games by 2027 if NRL bid succeeds, bid boss says​


Cairns is a top contender to be a home base for an NRL team as early as 2027, a leading figure in the expansion of the competition has said.

Andrew Hill – the former boss of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and 2017 Rugby League World Cup, and now the leader of the PNG NRL bid – last week reviewed Cairns’ sporting infrastructure, engaged with local businesses and updated Cairns Regional Council.

Mr Hill exclusively told the Cairns Post the announcement of which team would be the next to enter the NRL would likely come in 2025 — and Cairns was a city of interest should that team be from PNG.

“It’s an obvious choice for us (to base our team in Cairns), given PNG’s connection to Cairns,” he said.

“It’s too early to determine when the NRL will expand, but so far they’ve said the most likely year will be the 2027 or 2028 season.”

A review of Cairns’ sporting facilities was a key part of Mr Hill’s recent trip.

He said investment into local sporting infrastructure was essential if a PNG team was to be established in Cairns for training purposes, in accordance with current preferences.

“A priority would be a high performance and administration centre. That’s a key element in our decision making should we bring an NRL team to Cairns,” he said.


“We are a PNG team that has it’s own stadium in Port Moresby. We’re not here to compete for territory with an Australian based NRL team. But wherever we’re based, it will be important to be embedded in the community. We’ll be looking to play some home games outside PNG. One or two each year could be in Cairns.”

Mr Hill said he had engaged with officials managing sporting infrastructure investment ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.

He said he illuminated the opportunities for sufficient investment into Barlow Park upgrades that would make the ground a viable long-term option for regular, top-flight sporting content.

“Barlow Park has hosted a number of high profile matches, but for regular content it would be pretty obvious to say it needed improvement if it is to attract a more permanent NRL tenant,” he said.

“Cairns is going to get a good chunk of money invested into Barlow. If invested right, it could put pressure on us to play more than one or two games.


“Bringing an NRL and NRLW team would inject huge economic benefit into the region. It’s a win-win.

“We’ll now await a response from the Cairns Regional Council.”

Mr Hill’s visit comes after reports the Australian Government would provide $600m over the next ten years to incentivise an NRL expansion into PNG and other Pacific Nations.

On Thursday PNG Prime Minister James Marape also signed a $200m security pact with the Australian Government.

Chey Bird, chairman of FNQRL, said the news of Mr Hill’s visit to Cairns demonstrated serious interest in the region as a future NRL team base.

“It shows it’s more than a passing idea and that it’s a legitimate concept,” Mr Bird said.

“There’s a massive amount of upside should all this eventuate.

“The reality is for players to pursue NRL opportunities, they are moving away during their teenage years because we’re not there with player development. If we were to have that on our doorstep … it would go a long way to retaining our best players and coaches.”
Well regardless whether all this is viable or not, seems like i was right and the arlc are wanting cairns as the likely spot as the 18th licence, like I've been saying all along... not that i would get any apologies or well ins from the local FNQ folk for the prediction
 

MugaB

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Damn right, that just makes you as silly as they are.
Well you said it sister, but im not here to judge,
i just read the tea leaves, its not my fault you aren't willing to accept the results, besides i"m not for or against any expansion team, im ALL in for all expansion areas, you guys seem to want to pick and choose whose rightly better than others, im hoping we can bend the bracket and go full whole hog= 24 team comp (aka another 7 expansion teams)
 

Perth Red

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@wb how confident you feeling in that bet now lol?

“It’s too early to determine when the NRL will expand, but so far they’ve said the most likely year will be the 2027 or 2028 season.
 

Perth Red

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Cairns a strong contender to host PNG team home games by 2027 if NRL bid succeeds, bid boss says​


Cairns is a top contender to be a home base for an NRL team as early as 2027, a leading figure in the expansion of the competition has said.

Andrew Hill – the former boss of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and 2017 Rugby League World Cup, and now the leader of the PNG NRL bid – last week reviewed Cairns’ sporting infrastructure, engaged with local businesses and updated Cairns Regional Council.

Mr Hill exclusively told the Cairns Post the announcement of which team would be the next to enter the NRL would likely come in 2025 — and Cairns was a city of interest should that team be from PNG.

“It’s an obvious choice for us (to base our team in Cairns), given PNG’s connection to Cairns,” he said.

“It’s too early to determine when the NRL will expand, but so far they’ve said the most likely year will be the 2027 or 2028 season.”

A review of Cairns’ sporting facilities was a key part of Mr Hill’s recent trip.

He said investment into local sporting infrastructure was essential if a PNG team was to be established in Cairns for training purposes, in accordance with current preferences.

“A priority would be a high performance and administration centre. That’s a key element in our decision making should we bring an NRL team to Cairns,” he said.


“We are a PNG team that has it’s own stadium in Port Moresby. We’re not here to compete for territory with an Australian based NRL team. But wherever we’re based, it will be important to be embedded in the community. We’ll be looking to play some home games outside PNG. One or two each year could be in Cairns.”

Mr Hill said he had engaged with officials managing sporting infrastructure investment ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.

He said he illuminated the opportunities for sufficient investment into Barlow Park upgrades that would make the ground a viable long-term option for regular, top-flight sporting content.

“Barlow Park has hosted a number of high profile matches, but for regular content it would be pretty obvious to say it needed improvement if it is to attract a more permanent NRL tenant,” he said.

“Cairns is going to get a good chunk of money invested into Barlow. If invested right, it could put pressure on us to play more than one or two games.


“Bringing an NRL and NRLW team would inject huge economic benefit into the region. It’s a win-win.

“We’ll now await a response from the Cairns Regional Council.”

Mr Hill’s visit comes after reports the Australian Government would provide $600m over the next ten years to incentivise an NRL expansion into PNG and other Pacific Nations.

On Thursday PNG Prime Minister James Marape also signed a $200m security pact with the Australian Government.

Chey Bird, chairman of FNQRL, said the news of Mr Hill’s visit to Cairns demonstrated serious interest in the region as a future NRL team base.

“It shows it’s more than a passing idea and that it’s a legitimate concept,” Mr Bird said.

“There’s a massive amount of upside should all this eventuate.

“The reality is for players to pursue NRL opportunities, they are moving away during their teenage years because we’re not there with player development. If we were to have that on our doorstep … it would go a long way to retaining our best players and coaches.”
Seems cowboys are quite right to be opposing this bid lol
 

Wb1234

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@wb how confident you feeling in that bet now lol?

“It’s too early to determine when the NRL will expand, but so far they’ve said the most likely year will be the 2027 or 2028 season.
It’ll be announced next year so pretty confident
 

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